Finally 3 days before Christmas I managed to get my mantle decorated. I went simple this year.
Pardon the photos. It looked really great in real life.
I made the wreath with some extra decorations I had from the Christmas tea this year.
I purchased the lamps from K-Mart and filled them with tiny ornaments. I usually have a star above my mantle so I just changed it to a blue one.
These lanterns are functional. After Christmas I will remove the ornaments they are oil lamps and they will be nice when the power goes out.
Yes a really bad photo. I know. I purchased these three Santas a few years ago at the Dollar tree and I LOVE them. I used some battery operated lights I bought at IKEA and stick them in to the Santas. They give a really nice effect in person.
Next year I will do more decorating but this year it seems like Christmas just came too early!